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every 10 minutes. >> adam caskey is standing by in bethesda. >> mostly we're seeing lit rain showers across the region. we did have some heavier downpours through southern maryland a few hours ago. e''s take a look at live super doppler it is not raining ee.ryerwh it is scatterederintuina nre. here is a look at the radar. mostly green colors, indicating rain. heselow-moving rain showers. they will linger around this morning. the showers will be out of here later this afternoon. we're expecting a gradual clearing into the evening. temperatures in the 70-degree range. 71 right now in bethesda. it is still muggy right now, but the humidity will drop. tomorrow will be delightful. mostly sunny tomorrow, mid 80's with low humidity. big changes for the weekend. now to traffic. >> northbound on route 4 we have a vehicle that went off the road and is blocking the right lane. there has been a crash on the beltwa near river road. on the outer loop after the exit 4 river road, the accident has been moved to the shoulder. >> thank you. >>> 5:13, 72 degrees. >> congress is poised to spend $200 mil
and prince georges county to bethesda and montgomery county with 12 additional stops along the way. >> i think light rail is the answer. we see it being so successful that we need the capacity that light rail offers that buses don't. >> it is more friendly than existing highways. it is expected to have one of the highest ridership levels, carrying thousands of people including many federal workers. now, andrea, he purple line has its detractors. some say it could spoil the hiking and biking trails along the c&o canal but some say it is coming from well to do neighbors in the bethesda and chevy chase neighborhoods who don't want it through their neighborhood the way that georgetown oppose having a metro stop in their part of the town. 9 news now and wusa9.com. >>> there's a growing debate over staffing cuts to save money at prince georges county fire stations. now the assistant chief of the boulevard heights station those cuts hit home yesterday in the middle of a crisis. a fire engine inside the station caught fire. volunteers fought the fire but because of the cutbacks there were no car
morning commute. >> hello. my name is emma. i spent my summer with some friends in day camp in bethesda. we take fun trips and do many fund activities. >> good morning, washington! >>> good job, girls. that was great. we say good morning, as well. 6:12. william jefferson is now free on bond while he awaits his sentencing. a federal jury convicted him of accepting more than $400,000 in bribes and seeking millions more in exchange for brokering deals in africa. agents found $90,000 in his freezer. his attorney plans to appeal. >>> 6:12 is your time. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> adam caskey is standing by in bethesda. >> it is very light. it only picks up to moderate levels briefly. we're off wisconsin avenue and bethesda avenue. the humidity will be dropping gradually throughout the day because of a cold front. i have been wanghi rain showers. we have some downpours. they are in western charles county right now. they are slowly drifting off to the north and east. it may not be the best date to ride your bicycle this morning. the ride home will be much better. eve
new carrollton and bethesda with a light rail. it will run through the university of maryland along the popular georgetown trail and on to bethesda. $2 billion. construction could start in four years with trains running at 2016. >>> coming up, why did the fbi raid a medical center and the district? >> and plans throughout the area to raise awareness about crime. >> doug hill from the weather center, a cold front may make a noisy day tomorrow. more xt. there's something big happening at pizza hut. - woooh, nice! - that's a lot of food! now get big meals like our stuffed pizza rolls, pizza mia, the p'zone... and our personal panormous pizza starting at just $5. the big eat tiny price menu. only at pizza hut. - woooh, nice! - that's a lot of food! now get big meals like our stuffed pizza rolls, pizza mia, the p'zone... and our personal panormous pizza starting at just $5. the big eat tiny price menu. only at pizza hut. >>> federal agents raided eight medical center in the district this morning. authorities confirmed a search warrant was executed as part of an ongoing health-care invest
season just around the corner. >>> thanks very much. we have a breaking news out of bethesda where traffic has been diverted and police are at the scene. no details on the victim or the driver at this point. >>> d.c. fire investigators say the explosion of a home in may was due to an electrical problem in the furnace. it filled the house with gas, and thatombined with fresh air and exploded. it happened in the 1100 block of 46th street. is that has been ruled by -- accidental caused by complications. d oures the words and pict o g they reveal the inner torment that fueled his rage. >> he left a trail of clues to his motivation, including videos posted on youtube year ago. >> my objective is to be real and learn to be an emotional, to be able to emotionally connect with people. >> is an up close and personal look at his frustration of not being able to be a girlfriend. among the books on his coffee table, how the date young women for men over 35. >> the note pad ramblings on it. he complains that he has never spent a weekend with a girl. he has maybe had sex a few times in his lif
. >> she likes the idea of light rail from new carrollton west to bethesda. for one reason -- less time on the red line. >> red line, you have to go down, cross and then go back up. >> govern o'malley said it took about 50 years to get to this point, 50 years of planning, discussions, sometimes heated discussions. but now the state has the final word and it decided officially to forgo rapid bus transit and instead going with light rail because he says it will just be much better. >> cleaner and faster. >> the governor says light rail will be quicker, more efficient and run cleaner. >> it will be sleek, it will be quiet, low to the ground. this is not your grandfathers' light rail. >> the next that is to get federal approval and perhaps some of the stimulus pie. >> we need it. >> the goal is for construction five years from now and for t --n in nine years. but there are some components to said they will sue to preserve the capital christian trailed adjacent to the root. >> and metro spokesperson says it will take engineers a day or two to figure out what went wrong when they -- when a c
by protests since day one. announced a light rail, not a bus system is the choice of travel from bethesda to new carlton. sarah simmons has the news edge on that one. >> reporter: the purple line is 10 years in the making. today the governor announced the plan is n place for light rail. thnext step is asking for the money in order to do it. the dream of the purple line is on paper. after years of debate over bus or light rail, martin o'malley made the announcement today. >> we are here to announce that we are delivering on the vision by moving forward with our plans to develop the light rail option for the purple line. >> reporter: lawmakers say bringing light rail would be cheaper in the long run, best for the environment and more rider friendly. the rail line would extend from bethesda to prince george in carlton county. >> it will be sleek, quiet, it will below to the ground. this is not your grandfather's light rail. >> reporter: the light rail hasn't gone over well with some residents in montgomery county. the above ground line is designed to run right along the capitol trail but the
make 21 stops between the new carrollton and bethesda metro station. >> it pays to add more stops because it will allow more people to use it. >> what is the ridership expected to be. >> i think 70,000 plus. >> reporter: those that support the $1.5 billion project say it is greener than building more roads. maryland will now apply for a billion dollars in federal funding for the process. critics say the purple line may devastate the path along the georgetown trail and may file a lawsuit to block the project. 9 news now and wusa9.com. >>> if all goes according to plan, the purple line could be running by 2018. >>> right now a former prince william county police officer has been charged with murder. mike knolls senior is accused of shooting and killing his landlord. police found the body of 73- year-old john busto in his home in stafford county yesterday. the suspect rented the basement apartment from the victim. right now investigators are not saying what touched off the violence. >>> in what may be his highest profile diplomatic trip since leaving office, former president clinton
tonight. the megamillions jackpot is five hours away and we sent lindsey mast disease is to bethesda where people are buying up those tickets. >> of course those tickets are being sold in maryland and virginia. and people here along river road are stopping here to get their tickets for a chance to win millions. >> in the last 54 years i have been working here, this is the largest jackpot we have seen. >> reporter: peter frank says people have been coming in all day. >> thank you. >> reporter: some even skipped out on work to come here. >> this is my daily spot. >> reporter: michael kelly and his friend willy cyrus come here several times a week and buy tickets together. >> see them every day. i give him half and i will spend the rest of it all. >> reporter: willy says if he wins he will buy everything in sight. >> and michael says he will pay his bills. >> make sure my children are set up. >> reporter: he says he almost never plays the lotto but today he spent the only dollar he had in his wallet on a ticket. he is hoping it will bring good luck. >> some of the money could be spent on scho
out of bethesda. there is a fire on the tracks at the bethesda metro station. montgomery county fire and rescue units are there. there are reports of a small fire on the tracks inside the station. flames are isolated to one track but there are delays on train traffic between friendship heights and the bethesda station. we are now hearing yet another update tt the fire is now out but do expect delays between those two stations. friendship heights and the bethesda station. no injuries reported. >>> lindsay is at the park. what is going on out there today? >> you know, i would say today you can start to hear the tom brady talk. getting excited about the matchup they have coming up on friday. this is also a day with a lot of intensity because the players have told us that this third preseason game, obviously, a really big deal for them. that's because this will be the game this you are going the see the veterans, starters, playing for a long time. for sure, the first pass likely into the third quarter. for players it is a good measuring stick to find out where they feel like this team is
16-mile arc from new carrollton to bethesda. the governor calls the purple line green because of energy efficient sis and money saved, light rail is the most cost effective, sustainable, efficient and rider-friendly. compatibility with campus and community life, and consideration of nature. just as the line would connect communities and in some cases it would bisect them, it is consensus born out of disagreement. >> it is the product of consensus we built through disagreement we built consensus through a public hearing process for this option. the purple line option we are proposing will be sleek. it will be quiet. it will be low to the ground. this is not your grandfather's light rail. >> we are committed to not only doing a purple line light rail but also completing the trail along the georgetown branch right of way and linking it up to silver spring to the metropolitan branch trail and filling out our region's hiker/biker system. >> how do you do this in recession? >> we have no choice but to do this. >> negative is mired in the bureaucracy and red tape. >> reporter: there
and prince georges county to bethesda and montgomery county with 12 additional stops along the way. >> light rail is the right answer because we see this being so successful that we will be at capacity that light rail office and buses don't. >> reporter: supporters say it is more environmentally friendly approach. the line is expected to have one of the highest ridership levels of the proposed lines carrying thousands of people including many federal workers. now, andrea, the purple line has had its critics. some say the construction will basically harm the hiking and biking trails along the c&o canal. the supporters of the purple line are dismissing that criticism saying it is coming from well-to-do neighbors in the chevy chase and bethesda area that don't want a light rail system in their neighborhood the same way the georgetown residents didn't want a metro stop in their part of town. armando trull for 9 news now and wusa9.com. >>> it now appears that twice as many children as previously reported have high levels of lead in their blood here in the district and the district's drinking wat
bethesda womhea injuring five other women. he could get life in pson. a culpeper county woman is recovering after her estranged boyfriend allegedly set her on fire. police say on monday night she was driving james anderson highway 29 and he doused her with a flammable liquid and threw a lit match at her. anderson was arrested in southeast washington and remains in jail. >> the time is now 5:05 and the ntsb is reviving statements about when it learned of problems with metro's automated safety system. investigators learned just last week that the system used to prevent crashes failed in march but yesterday a metro employee spoke a day after the june 22nd crash that killed nine people. another crash was avoided march 2. we have an update now on a story we reported on yesterday. a metro train operator tested positive for drugs and did not lose his job. metro tells us it fires employees who fail a drug test the second time or are in a probationry period. they can enter rehab the first time. >> the washington examiner reports only 30% say they would vote for fenty again. 13% said no and the rest
muc everywhere. fairfax station, 67. bethesda, at 71. 91 will be the high temperature th morning. yesterday the high temperature was 86. you'll feel more humidity today. it will not be oppressive. mid 80's tomorrow. we will hold out the rain chances until tomorrow. time for traffic. >> we have a crash. it is southbound kenilworth avenue ramp to 50. nothing on the baltimore- washington parkway to report. good on new york avenue. traffic on suitland parkway is good. we're looking fine on the roosevelt bridge, the key bridge, and the memorial bridge. this is the american legion bridge. >> thank you. >>> we have breaking news out of massachusetts. senator ted kennedy has died. >> he was surrounded by friends and loved ones. courtney robinson has a look back at his life and legacy. >> ted kennedy died late last night in his home in hyannis port. he was 77 years old. he said he devoted his career to being a voice to the march of progress in this nation. he was a respected member of the u.s. senate. his legacy will live on. >> the driving dream of american service. >> ted kennedy had dr
washington. litlerghfflodit en. slightly different look. on c cctnellarro connect carroo bethesda. >> under the governor's plan, the station here will be the eastern end of the purple line. the purple line has been debated for decades, will be light rail or heavy rail? to much fanfare, the governor announced that the controversial purple line will be a light rail system similar to baltimore's, but much more modern. >> it will be quiet, low to the ground, this is not your grandfather's light rail. >> it will write to the heart of the university of maryland. this is what it will look like. >> it is very convenient. >> is less welcome in chevy chase or it will run along. people there were less impressed with the artist's view of the future. >> taking down all the trees would not be a positive thing for this neighborhood. >> the difference of opinion is displayed in yard signs. >> i just don't want it. >> the governor says he has heard all the complaints and the benefits far outweigh the cost. the plan is to get federal funding now, break ground in four years, and star running in 2016. >> we ne
for ever, though it will not look exactly like metro. new carrollton would be connected to bethesda. it would be the first segment of a mass transit beltway. it calls for 21 stations. the project has faced opposition. many are concerned about the impact it would make a long a popular trail. the planning board gave the project its approval. it allows it to seek federal funding. martin o'malley now goes one step furerth by making his choice by what form the purple line will take. >> thank you. >>> also today, police are investigating a deadly overnight shooting. it happened before 1:00 a.m. this morning in oxon hill. police found two men two men women suffering from gunshot wounds. one of the man died. the injuries of the women are not life-threatening. no arrests have been made. >>> a decision isn generating some mea rn.edctio the county board of supervisors voted to allow a school to increase their campus on popes head road. they believe -- some believe the school fosters hatred. >> all of the previous textbooks were full of anti semantic, anti-american rhetoric. we do not think the
in bethesda last week where the man was burned up and killed in his car. that's a perfect case. we are asking for the public's help in that case. this man work at two gas stations, one in annandale, and one in glen echo. he was working at the gas station in annandale and drove over to the area in bethesda near where he would work in glen echo and we are trying to get the public's help. anyone who has any information on what he was doing. any information on what he was doing around the time that his car caught on fire would be helpful. we don't know the cause of the fire yet. it wasn't a crash or engine fire. the fire started inside the vehicle. we're asking for the public's help on that one. >> give them a call if you know anything about that incident dent last week in bethesda. chief, thank you for being here. we'll be right back. >> this is jeff norman. he doesn't get health insurance from an employer, so he's been buying it himself for years. he's healthy, so he wonders why his rates keep going up. liz sloan wants health insurance but doesn't think she can afford it. we're assurant health,
. it was discovered yesterday between the friendship heights and bethesda station. an inspector walking the tracks saw it. after single tracking it is back to normal this morning. >>> two virginia transit agencies are getting money to help your commute. the vre is getting $9.8 million which will go to buying locomotives and the prtc is getting $3.9 million. that will add two deuces to the fleet which goes from prince william county to the district each day. >>> trying to push through his health care reform plan, president obama is trying to mend fences not across the aisle but within his own party. the "washington post" reports the president was caught off guard by dissent among moderate and liberal democrats. robert gibbs says the president will push on with his plan. >> he cannot envision a scenario in which we live with anything that doesn't provide choice and competition in a private insurance market that allows people to get the best deal possible on both the price and quality if they enter a private health insurance market. >> reporter: people are still flocking to town hall meetings about healt
355 just south of cedar lane in the bethesda area. a police incident blocking the right side. there are calls for an injured person. expect to find a b ouhbutnd d southboundea 355 hding into bethesda. we had an accident on 95 northbound near dale city. that nn oweere beacld. southbound, there was aork d arne being cle spotsylvania, the route 1 ice rgederbuks. that, too, should be gone shortly. let's go to springfield, take a look at 95 northbound. that's in good shape heading toward the beltway. nothing stopped in the way. alison, pamela, back to you. >> jim, we thank you. and it is 6:13 and 78 degrees. >> still to come on "good morning washington," our favorite story. a new study about napping is a wake-up call for most americans. we've got some new details about sleeping on the job or in the bathroom, as that guy was. and we'll get a check of what's making headlines around the region >> in our top stories at 6:15 on a monday morning, a veteran metro worker has died after track maintenance equipment struck him on the orange line in virginia. this happened just before 10:00 l
, that is usually the case. bethesda, bumper-to-bumper at old georgetown road, the blaze began at tysons corner, solid through bethesda -- the delays began at tysons corner, solid through bethesda. college park, the traffic in the lower right part of the screen near route 1, college park, the delay most of the way into landover. route 50 on the inner loop, south of 50 toward fedex field, the game tonight with the redskins and patriots at 8:00, slow ride on the inner loop toward fedex. major delays toward theastern shore, a 10-mile away from annapolis well before it the severn river. bumper-to-bumper, only two lanes getting across the bridge. i-395 across the 14th street bridge, the pace has been slow on the eastbound freeway toward anacostia. just volume, no incidents. back to you. >>> coming up, less than $150 per year on air conditioning? >> it is not your typical summer camp. a local woman is is female announcer: from jennifer, while supplies last, this luxurious microfiber sofa and chair for just $399. our most dramatic offer ever: both pieces, just $399. while supplies last. from jennifer:
minutes all right, bob. thank you. >>> a man who beat a bethesda woman to death and robbed her will spend the rest of his life behind bars. jose xwars yeah pereira was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. garcia pereira was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of mary harvesttein p the robbery spanned from november 2007 to september 2008. in each case, garcia hog tied and bound the women inside their homes while he robbed them. life without patrol is t maximum sentence allowed by law. family members of murdered alexandria woman bell were out searching today for her remains again. they say that they have renewed hope and possible clues. bell disappeared 13 years ago. her self-confessed killer said he buried bell in prince george's county in a wooded area at old fort road. crews with backhoe was digging in the area yesterday and the work continued today. police found a sandal this afternoon. bell's mother believes it belongs to her daughter. k-9 dogs did not deexpect anything in the immediate area. >>> local teachers get ready for classes. >> a battle over
spot outside the bethesda bethesda station. wise come martin is live at the friendship high station. what is the latest? >> reporter: they are in the process of repairing the cracked spot on the rails right now. it's been friendship heights and pay these day. this was discovered around 1:10 an inspector. while the repairs are being made, trains will take turns sharing one track between grosvenor and friend wood. some trains will run to shady grove and others need to turn back at twin brook. the question is, how long will it take to fix the crack in the system? >> we have crews out doing a temporary fix. tonight we will make permanent repairs. this will affect part of the evening rush hour. >> reporter: so, customers can expect 15-minute delays and the trains will be moving at reduced speeds in the affected area. be prepared for that. that is the bad news for metro. there is good news for metro and it deals with cell phones that customers will be able to use when they are down riding the system. more on that at 6:00. >> nice to end on a good note. looking forward to that report. >>>
continue north of the tyson's area and continue back around towards bethesda. overall, southbound 270 still in good shape coming southbound out towards the split n virginia, no accidents to report right now if you are making the trip along washington boulevard. light traffic volume off of 395 out to the 14th street bridge. an easy ride whether you are heading over to the pentagon parking lot or in the hov lanes continuing over to the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> a consumer aher. kansas city star newspaper reports that enterprise rent-a- car chose money over your safety on the road. paper saysenter price ordered thousands of cars wiout side air bags. enterprise stood by its decision saying the safety feature is not yet required by law. move saved e nterprise $11.5 million. >>> a lot of college students may have more on their minds than just exams. campus as cross the country are prepping for outbreaks of swine flu after the world health organization washed that it could spread quickly in the next few months. some schools are setting up on- line classe
college pack and bethesda. no problems reported coming across the american legion bridge. light traffic volume, both the uner and outer loop between tyson and bethesda. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> the late senator ted kennedy made health care reform the focal point of his career which spanned several decades. this morning, the debate over health care continues. congressman jim moran held an explosive town hall meeting last into in reston, virginia. as many as 3,000 people argued t got owe rowdy that some people were escorted out. >> dispel the myths, inform the constituents, tryit hear from them so we have a good sense of where at least my constituency stands on this critical issue. >> congressman moran was joined by cohost howard dean who has written a book offering his prescription for fixing america's health care system. >>> the white house has made staggering prediction about the national deficit. turns out it will be $2 trillion more than originally thought. ton years from now, the national debt will equal four of the u.s. economy. >>> president obama says he
in bethesda with more. armando? >> reporter: well, don't feel so bad for dealers because some of these dealers are getting rebates back from automakers who are eager to get people on the show room before the wheels come off on the cash for clunkers program. all good things must come toed and and at 8 p.m. eastern cash for clunkers reaching thenal of the road. uncle am cease handout has generated a half million new car sales. >> it is yen rating a lot of sales. >> it was a positive reaction to the program. >> reporter: even if customers are getting as much as $4,500 for rebates, many dealers say uncle sam has been slow in reimbursing them for their rebates. >> it was taking hours to transmit one. >> getting a recognition as far as is it approved or rejected. they haven't gotten a lot of feedback. >> reporter: feedback from the consumers has been clear. it was scooped up in record time. gm is expecting to ramp up production and bring some laid off workers back because of the program. >> if you come in, tell them honest andrea and honest armando told you to come in [ laughter ] >> i had to say it
bethesda y new carrolton....ademas una linea roja en el area de woodland en el condado de baltimore hasta el centro medico john hopskins al este de baltimore... estos proyectos buscan tambien disminuir el trafico vehicular y ofrecer otras alternativas de transporte... los ejecutivos de los condados de montgomery y prince george apoyan los proyectos de transporte... maryland estaa solicitando fondos al departamento de transporte para la construccion de las lineas morada y roja... se estima que los proyectos tendran un costo de mas de mil millones de dolares.... una joven de 14-aÑos fue sorprendida por un hombre mientras dormia en un apartamento en el area de mclean, esto en el condado de fairfax... la adolescente se encontraba durmiendo en un sofa cuando desperto y vio a un hombre encima de ella tomandola de los brazos... la joven grito y pudo escapar.... dos mujeres de 25-aÑos tambien estaban en el apartamento... el hombre se dio a la fuga y es descrito como hispano, de unos 20 aÑos de edad, mide seis pies de altura y pesa alrededor de 200 libras...si ti contacte a la policia al 703-69
to bethesda. the red line runs 14.5 miles. daily ridership is projected at 54,000. the governors' endorsement of the red line drew mixed reaction from a crowd he addressed at the rail station in west baltimore. [applause and boo's] >> the red line, also known as alternative for see, is opposed by several. >> we know that everybody is not going to like the plan. >> they are concerned the red line will divide it the corridor, opposing the single track tunnel, citing delays and possibly collisions. >> this is not a sound move by our governor. he has just put a lot of lives in danger. >> many oppose putting a port where the tracks, the ground. they say are not opposed to the mass transit the they want the red line built underground. >> the city spent millions of dollars beautifying boston backstreet, but now they will take it away. -- boston street, but now they will take it away and cut us off from the waterfront. >> service would not begin until 2016, and federal funding would be tough to get. the former transportation secretary is now the deputy of transportation in the administration. >> we w
warm. -- and that is war, but not overwhelming -- overwhelmingly warm. bethesda feels like 95 degrees. our official numbers on this tuesday, 93 and 74. the record for the state, 101 degrees set back in 1906. the temperatures are going the other way, not towards record levels. 90 still in frederick. a little cooler in areas without the rainfall. behind the lines of showers and storms, temperatures cool off nicely. it is not the late september feel that is so nice around here, i cannot wait until late september, the best weather of the year in the washington area. not quite there yet. there is the back edge of the front, somewhere in there. the dry, cool air is behind it. we will not get another punch of that dry air, but it will be just enough to break the heat. the front is only going so far to the south tomorrow. in our viewing area, isolated thunderstorms, not only tomorrow, but thursday, friday, saturday, and sunday. it will be very comfortable out there. a tropical depression that could become tropical storm and up. it is not threatening land mass at this time. partly sunny, warm,
in bethesda. the driver remained on the scene. traffic still tied up as police continue to investigate. >> we will keep an eye on that tonight. also, warming up. >>> let's go to the rooftop camera for just a second. during the evening hours, even downtown will see a little sunshine before the sun goes down at 8:16 this evening. check out sunday and monday, middle 90's. a warmer set of days ming up >>> abc world news coming up next. >> have a great night. explain. oh yea, well for 6 months, customers get all three: fios tv, internet and phone for just $79.99 a moh. oh, all right, see... you're just moving your fingers, aren't you? i gotta cut my nails. (announcer) now get three amazing fios services for the price of two. tv, internet, and phone for only... for the first 6 months. it all adds up to one incredible deal from fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v unlike cable, fios brings 100% fiber optics straight to your home, for razor sharp tv, america's top rated internet-- now even faster, and crystal clear phone service. all for just... for 6 mo
for a purple line light rail connects bethesda with new care on the. >>> they will ask the federal mass transit to fund the process. >>> the cities mounted patrol faces elimination. baltimore city police department is slashing the budget. officials say they will save $150,000 if they get rid of the horses. sources close to the unit say a number of officers hope reporting will lead to donations to save the horses. we talked to the fraternal order of police how important the mounted patrol is. >> when they go into a crowd it can be a riot. everybody disappears. one horse is worth 15 officers in a crowd control situation. i have seen them at work. they do great work. >> to make a donation to feed the horses and try to save the mounted patrol look for this story under local news. >>> a former candidate for state senate is behind bars charged with attempted rate. the cambridge police officer said he heard a woman calling for help then saw him holding her down against her will in his law office. >>> major damage just west of here at a high school in middle on the in frederick county. investigators sa
support for the highly anticipated purple line which would run from the bethesda metro station to new caro 16 mik e 21 passengers could transfer om crs tldransfer from metro to to trains. the project is expected to cost $1.5 billion. and opponents say they favor a bus transit system for environmental reasons. arguing light rail would ruin the crease sent trail. today o'malley's says his decision is in line with what local leaders line to help ease traffic. >> it was the product of a consensus that we built through this agreement we built a consensus through a public hearing process for this option. the purple line option that we're proposing will be sleek, it will be quiet, it will be low to the ground. this is not your grandfather's light rail. >> o'malley also announced a plan to create a 14 mile red line through baltimore. if the purple line gets the proper approvals and funding, construction could begin in 2014 with service starting in 2018. >>> consumer spending appears to be slowly recovering. according to the commerce department, consumer spending was up by 0 .4 of a% percent ine m
bethesda. the post office losing big numbers but it is the neighborhoods that may end up paying the costs. >> reporter: that is right, derek. this post office behind me on wisconsin avenue in friendship heights is one of 700 across the country that is up for consideration to close. close to our region the agency is looking at a total of nine offices in the district, nine in maryland and 19 in virginia. postal workers predict that could mean layoffs. >> reporter: it is well past 5:00 p.m. in the evening. he is still working through his route. >> i deliver to hospitals. >> reporter: when he is not there he is greeting his recipients face-to-face-to- face. >> i knew him since i was a kid. >> reporter: it is these relationships that make his job worthwhile. this post office is one of nine in the district officials are looking at closing to cut costs. and neighbors are upset. >> it is the whole neighborhood that uses this. >> unfortunately the post office has adopted a new policy of making money. >> reporter: 20-year postal vat ran campbell says his job is secure but he is worried about other
the reaction. >> life without parole i should say for the murder of a woman from bethesda. michael nathan said that jose garcia was a career criminal who targeted victims and delighted and torturing them. life with no chance of parole for convicted killer, a sentence to leaves victims who survived relieved. >> if he had gotten now, i was certain he would come back on us for retaliation. it is very vicious. >> a jury had convicted the illegal immigrant and last year's brutal beating. it we s onin a seriesf nglycr violent home invasions targeting older women. it terrorized the area for an entire year. they say justice was served. it >> he will not be walking the streets again. he will die in jail, appropriately so for the crimes. >> she laid down that a gag for two days before her daughter found her. >> i could see when it was nighttime and when it was daytime. i could hear the work men across the street building a house. there was no way they could possibly hear me. >> for this community, a chance to heal. and a sense of vindication. ng>> when bad things happen to good people, they are t with j
of bethesda. it is bumper-to-bumper on river road. it is followed all the way around to an accident on arlington boulevard. at last check, a major delay out of bethesda. that is the normal rush hour volume. delays began at the georgetown pike. the outer loop is extremely slow, as you can see. the next camera just north of the american -- coming toward us, it continues to be bumper- to-bumper. quickly up to the northbound side of 270 now, as you head to the german town stretch, north of 121, normal stuff. a pretty serious accident in germantown that is blocked each way. a medevac helicopter has come and gone. making the trip from the pentagon north, lanes are open. check out the volume as you head into the district. that is a look at traffic, back to you. >>> coming up, a new study looked to the cost of sendinnd a mom to war. children are paying a big prize. >> and what one woma what one >>> the chairman of the ntsb tells us that an investigation may be taking longer than originally thought. >> we hear some of the reasons why. >> not only is a challenging, but it is personal for the
. >> unfortunately, i do not have too much good news to give you. a lot of friday get away volume. bethesda jammed each way here. prett solid through bethesda up and around in the college park -- and up around into college park. that delay goes all way around into tyson's cozy corner as well. -- tyson's corner as well. you will stay in bumper-to- bumper traffic. up in the clarksburg stretch, that has cleared out early as you can see here in this next camera shot. it that northbound traffic coming toward us is much better than normal. as you make the trip heading north, we will check up the pace as you had on the freeway. that is a look at traffic, back to you. >>> it coming up, -- can you go without your car for an entire month? >> i feel amazing. it has been a long journey. >> an inspiring story, how it has been a long journey. >> an inspiring story, how tonion car insurance. what you might not know is that you can contact geico to see if you could save on homeowner's and renter's insurance toono. for more information call 1-800-947-auto or check what you might not know is that you can contact ge
a t t il system. it will nru between bethesda and new carrollton. plans were described yesterday. the cost of the project is estimated at nearly $2 billion. construction could begin in four years. >>> it is now 5:07 on this wednesday morning. 73 degrees. >> metro officials plead for funding. how much is needed? >> 76 right now in old town. i am adam caskey. i will detail the forecast coming up. >> lisa baden will be back with another look at your morning commute. yo >>> welcome back. 5:11 is your time on this wednesday. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> let's check in with adam caskey. he is live in alexander this morning. >> we're at founders park. such a great park. it is great in the time of day to be here. the potomac is behind us. you can see a little bit of haze already off in the distance. the humidity in the air. ristctdistrict, 75. alexandria, 72. hagerstown, 71. here is the forecast for today. limited sunshine. you can see abundant cloud cover out there. it is not thick cloud cover. peaks of sunshine. high temperatures, mainly in the upper 80's late
drivers when the water main break sent water gushing down the road in bethesda. >>> thousands of children unable to go to class because they didn't have class schedules. the superintendent of schools is offering an apology, but the problem so far is still not fixed. news4's tracee wilkins joins us live. >> the superintendent already missed his deadline to have the problem fixed by today. now they are hoping to have all of the students in classes by monday. when this problem started, there were 8,000 students without class schedules. officials are now saying the number is down to under 2,000. but there are still growing frustrations. >> we have temporarily reassigned central office staff to provide assistance to our schools, and are working around the clock to insure that all students have schedules. >> prince george's county superintendent says the scheduling mix-up on the first day of school have been frustrating for families and embarrassing for the system, and he says he is sorry. >> i want to offer my sincere apologizes to the students and family and staff for the inconvenience and di
the federal transportation administration to help to ti1 l bethesda tonecarrollton. as you look thicas map, you can see the route runs close p train. that is drawing some opposition. you can see that side of the story by going to our website at wusa9.com. still to come when 9 news now returns, three people are dead after a gunman goes on the rampage inside of a health club. they are asking why today. >>> plus, see how a columbia- based organization is helping our fighting men and women get the medical we l beat ne. we'll be right back. having the right tools is crucial to being able to manage your diabetes properly. it's very important for me to uh check my blood sugar before i go on stage. being on when i'm feeling low can be like a rollercoaster. it does at times feel like my body is telling me to do one thing... and, my mind, my heart is telling me to do something else. managing my highs and lows is super important. with my contour meter i can personalize my high/lo settings so it really does micromanage where my blood sugar needs to be. i'm nick jonas and never slowing down is my simp
line would run from bethesda to new carrollton. some proposals would run part of the line along the capital trail which some nearby residents oppose. >>> former president clinton is in north korea this morning trying to win the freedom of two detained american journalists. laura ring and euna lee have been sinced to is 2 years of hard labor after accused of sneaking in illegally to the country. >>> today is president obama's birthday. his plans include a working lunch with senate democrats but others have celebrations in mind like at z burger where they have a huge cake with edible photos of the president. we say good morning to howard bernstein. >> i think they are giving out free stuff from 11:00 to 1:00, too. >> keep thatd. min in a ha mind. a haze inthe ng a ertiorng a qu mile visibility. so watch it in pockets but for the most arttlpait le zezeth is morning with temperatures from the 60s to the low 70s. we're at 74. today will be a warm day. 91, 92 for the high. code orange which is unhealthy for sensitive groups so keep that in mind, as well. seven day has serious heat b
. and you can see that nearly 400 in silver spring occurred compared to 138 in the bethesda district. 136 in rockville and 128 in germantown. however, these numbers are down compared to the same time last year. >>> the union that represents metro workers says a bus driver being investigated for using a cell phone on the job was calling metro's central control center because her work-issued radio did not work. the union says that the driver never moved the bus while she was on the phone. the driver has been on leave since she was photographed using the phone last month. >>> the white house hopes that it can rally president obama supporters to help put to rest some of the concerns being voiced loudly at town hall meetings that are being held across the nation. lawmakers are getting an earful about health care reform, coast to coast. and the president is looking to retake the offensive. he tries to clear up the plans to reform the system. joel brown reports. >> reporter: the opposition to president obama's health care reform efforts is getting louder and louder. >> say no to socialism. >> re
light rail products. each cost more than $1 billion. the purple line will connect bethesda and new carrollton. the red line will connect one area to johns hopkins bayview. the governor's endorsement of the red line got a mixed reaction in west baltimore. >> boo. >> of the red line is supported by the dixon administration. >> we know everybody is not going to like it. >> the west-east collision is concerned that it will divide the corridor. they oppose cooks lane and fighting delays. >> this is not a sound move by our governor. he just put a lot of lives in danger. >> some residents are very vocal. many oppose putting a porter were the tracks come out of the ground near the american can company. they want the red line built underground. >> they are going to take four lanes of traffic in cut it down to two lanes. it will cut this off from the waterfront. >> wbal-tv. >> the feds will not consider funding an underground and rail system. >> even with some clout in the area, it has been a relatively warm day. -- clouds in the area, it has been a relatively warm day. 88 degrees at bwi mar
throws a purple line through bethesda and new carrollton. >>> baltimore is a struggling economy could mean the end of the city cops policing on horseback. the city council has slashed money for the baltimore mounted police unit. the unit was founded in 1888 to enforce the city's 6-mile-per- hour speed limit for horse-drawn carriages. officials say that the officers patrol the downtown area and are a true downtown safety tool. >>> the council will vote next month on a bill to install speed cameras. it proposes installing cameras at about a dozen schools this fall. drivers got going 12th miles over the speed limit will get a to get in the mail. >>> there could be action on the cash for clunkers program as early as today. the white house is warning that the program could sputter to a stop on friday unless more money is approved for it. >> ago, who expected car dealers to be saying this? chrysler >>, send us more cars per -- >> chrysler, send us more cars. >> dealers credit cash for clunkers. the rebate offer brought this woman in. she traded her 1986 a van for a new ford escape. she more
and ipods. >>> this fire happened on sentinel drive in bethesda. a woman had to be evaluated for exhaustion. >>> following developmentson afr a two decade old kidnapping case. this woman was 11 years old when she was kidnapped. 18 years later, a woman has come for clomid be the girl. the woman said a man held for the entire time as a slave, forcing her to live in isolation. her stepfather says he was shocked by the news. >> the said we found j.c. then she said, she is alive. we both cried for about 10 minutes. >> the woman claims that the convicted sex offender fathered two childrei wth her. son offiaic ls say the man admitted the kidnapping after meeting with his parole officers the man and his wife have been arrested. there are tests that the woman is undergoing to determine if she was the missing girl. the embassy official said air traffic controller could prevent the merit -- the mayor collision -- could have prevented the mid-air collision over the hudson river last month. they did not follow safety procedures. at the time of the crash, the controller was on the phone. the accident kil
location in bethesda for operating on state property without permission. >>> coming up, the first family on vacation. we want you to see the sights the obama's check out today. d bring for the storm, people stocking up as tropical weather had for land. plus, a mid-air collision, fighter jets prepari air show. air show.air show. announcer: during the autobahn for all event, you can get great lease deals. i love it! i just want to know it's the right move. me? thirteen days in the future. you get a deal on the car you always wanted. scheduled maintenance is included, it's all good. what's the future like? you love your new jetta. and the suit? you like it? no...i love it! >> you are watching abc7 news at 6:30, on your side. >>> to russian fighter jets collided outside of moscow during a rehearsal for an air show. it was part of an aerobatics team. they were practicing a routine were five jets chains formation, and that is when two planes collided. three pilots were ejected and found in satisfactory condition, but one pilot died in the collision. >>> tie 1 struggles to deal with the devasta
polara beat the 63-year-old to death in her bethesda home last september. >>> breaking news in northeast d.c. police are investigating some sort of explosion inside a postal service mailbox. it happened inside a blue street corner mailbox,ed me street northeast. dc investigators on the scene. they evacuated several homes in the area there. investigators say they are also searching the area for other possible explosives. of course you can count on news 4 to pass on more information as it becomes available. still to come on news 4 at 11:00. a tennis center used by serena and venus williams is in trouble. we'll tell you why. also a woman fights to keep the deer she brought into her home after it was orphaned. we'll tell you about that. many of us look to scarf down french fries and hamburger from time to time. are fatty foods leaving us with a short term hangover? bob, what you got in the weather? >> a little hangover from just a few scattered showers tomorrow. not too bad f august -- then, not a pretty night up there. >> welcome to baltimore, folks. the ravens beat the redskins, 23-0, not
of bethesda, was severely beaten and died from her injuries. he was convicted of first degree murder in that case as well. he could face life if prison without the possibility of parole. >> the federal reserve is skaushsly saying the worst of the recession may be over. today analysts will be getting more information on the state of the economy. july foreclosures and retail sales numbers are being released later this morning. >> and the redskins play their first preseason game of the season. they'll face the ravens in baltimore. the biggest free agent, albert haynesworth, will not play tonight. the first round pick, brian orakpo, will get on the field in his first pro game. >>> well, it was a dangerous and stupid stunt and it landed a florida teen in the hospital with serious burns. he set himself on fire trying to imitate a video posted on youtube. >> now his mother's warning other parents that the same thing could happen to their children. kendra astrike has the story. >> still left. this is the bottom of his ankle, all the way up to his knee is missing all this skin. >> reporter: t
. in each case he hog tied and bound the women inside their homes. the final victim of bethesda was severely beaten and died from her injuries. gr garcia was convicted of first degree murder in that case. he could face life in prison without parole. >>> a 12-year-old boy is clinging to life after a serious crash that left him in uinsi d.gsre i siblings injured. >> it happened lastnig i>>ht germantown at id idoa rofgeiddod drive. and t drive. and tt' tsha a n an intersonec eenirsgh ne hboavec ing about for some time. news 4's megan mcgrath joins us from that intersection with more. good morning, megan. >> good morning. >> reporter: good morning. neighbors say this intersection has been a problem for a long time, and that they've been asking for a stoplight. yesterday, we had a very serious accident here and a 12-year-old boy is fighting for his life. now, this accident happened just a little bit before 4:00 yesterday afternoon. a voex wag ann pass sat with four people inside was stopped in the northbound lane of ridge road. they were trying to make a left onto morning star drive when a ford
on metro's red line thanks to a cracked rail. it was between bethesda and friendship heights station. the trains are single tracking while it is repaired. can you hear me now? the transit agency is working to expand pier less service. no matter what which -- which one of these carriers you use, you will be able to make calls or access the web inside metro's busiest underground stops. wise come martin is live with the detai. wisdom? >> reporter: as of right now, the only wireless networks that works when you are underground is the verizon and sprint when they roam on to the verizon network. that dates back to an agreement metro made in 1993. that is about to change. customers from the four major cell phone providers will be able to make calls and access the internet. they will have their wireless hardware at the 20 busiest stations starting october 16th. >> this is part of a three phase effort we are rolling out. initially 20 of the busiest underground stations. next year all the underground stations and then by fall of 2012 we will have the equipment installed in the tunnels. custome
are looking live at bethesda, river road and wilson lane. it is busy, particularly this time of day as everybody is streaming out of d.c. going home. a man was struck by a vehicle late this afternoon. his injuries are very serious. as they continue to investigate, southbound traffic coming into d.c. is being diverted to wilson lane. police are asking motorists to steer clear of the area if possible. >>> news edge on d.c. with conflicting reports on mayor fenty's fender bender. the police report says one thing. the original statement from the mayor's office says another raising questions like why no photos, who is at fault. which report is accurate. we put those questions to the mayor himself today. paul wagner has the news edge on the investigation. what did you find out. >> in an e-mail response to several questions today, d.c. police chief cathy lanier defended the officer that wrote the report claiming omissions on the fact that the driver left the scene. no one was faulted a fact that she did not find troubling at all. according to a diagram of the accident, the mayor's vehicle
-old bethesda driver who was driving the nissan pathfinder and he did not want to comment on the accident, brian. >> roby which vez tonight. >>> we're -- roby chavez tonight. >>> we're learning more about the gunman who opened fired on that health club in pittsburgh. >> reporter: he was desperate, angry and armed. on his web blogs action he writes he had been rejected by women for years. he said every evening i'm alone and then i go to bed alone. so with four guns on tuesday, he walked into an aerobics class full of women and shot 12 of them killing three and then himself. police believe sodini had been planning the attack for at least nine months but he did not know any of the women he shot. >>> new information tonight on a crash that killed eight people on long island. the medical examiner now says the mother who drove the wrong way in that crash in briarcliff was drunk, twice the legal limit and high on pot. schuller, her two-year-old daughter and three nieces died in the crash late last month. three men in an suv she hit also died. >>> an emoveonal homecoming r two journalists held prisoner
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